1st of January – Day of Renovation of the Independent Czech State
The independence was declared on 1st January 1993 when the Czech Republic and Slovakia split.
8th of May – Liberation Day (1945)
5th of July – Cyril and Methodius Day – the Slavic Christianity Prophets
6th of July – Master John Hus burning at the stake (1415)
28th of September – Day of the Czech Statehood
28th of October – Independent Czechoslovak State Proclamation Day (1918)
This is probably the most important state holiday of the year. Czechoslovakia proclaimed independence on the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I.
17th of November – Day of a Struggle for Liberty and Democracy
A day when the "Velvet revolution" began.
1st of January – New Year’s Day
1st of May – Labour Day (May Day)
24th of December – Christmas Eve
Big shops are usually still open on this day.
25th of December – Christmas Day
26th of December – Boxing Day